Northern Berkshire Community Coalition An example in civics
WILLIAMSTOWN It was an afternoon of praise and gratitude for the "social 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone safety net" known as the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, which was conceived, according to state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, during Northern Berkshire's "darkest of hours" in the economic collapse of the mid 1980s.
"We don't realize how lucky we are," Downing told the 210 in attendance at yesterday's NBCC annual meeting, held at the Williams Inn. "Its ability to bring people together is absolutely unrivaled."
As the meeting's keynote speaker, Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray noted that the thriving organization now in its 21st year has a "level of coordination" that he would like to see at the Statehouse.
"It's what we're trying to replicate in the executive branch," Murray said.
Congratulating the winners of NBCC's Northern Berkshire Heroes Award, given to residents who embody the spirit of selfless service and volunteerism, Murray called for "a new level of engagement" for all residents of the commonwealth.
He said the Anavar Taste battle would be fought in the places "north, west and south of Route 128," and community involvement was a necessity "if we're going to reverse the trend of the last four years."
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"And if it means we take a helicopter on occasion, so be it," he said.
On the topic of the "action packed" first Bolt 200m five months of the new administration, Murray spoke about a number of municipal issues namely, "taking pressure off the property tax," the dispersal of Chapter 90 funds for the upkeep of roads and bridges, and, last but not least, broadband, or the lack of it, throughout much of Northern Berkshire.
Murray was optimistic about broadband's eventual ubiquity in the county sooner, rather than later.
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At the end of his presentation, Murray said wryly that many residents wanted to know: "What (exactly) does the lieutenant governor do?" And he said one of his key projects was spearheading an interagency council on substance abuse "Oxandrolone Powder India" prevention an issue dear to the NBCC since its early days and that his council currently was studying the impact of alcoholic beverage marketing.
Speaking from the floor, Ed Sedarbaum, the NBCC's special projects coordinator and the facilitator of Buy Jintropin several anti underage drinking campaigns told Murray that "sometimes the solutions (to underage drinking) in cities don't necessarily work in rural areas."
And with that, Murray invited Sedarbaum to take part on his council.
"We're always looking for strategies for rural areas," he added.
Vivian Orlowski, a Great Barrington resident who works with the Berkshire County Boards of Health Association, asked Murray about increased communication among the county's boards of health and other entities in the public sector a "background issue" and wondered whether the Statehouse has a plan in place for coordination if a public health emergency were to occur.
Murray agreed that there had been a "gap" in the continuity between the Board of Health and various other agencies, and noted that John Auerbach, the new commissioner of public health, "brings an integrative approach."
Standing at the lectern, state Rep. Daniel E. Bosley recalled an early meeting, 21 years ago, held in the American Legion, when he had been uncertain whether the fledgling NBCC would get off the ground.